Meditation and yoga change the very structure of our brains and bodies in quantifiable ways. Brain scans illustrate the positive re-direction of neurological activity, and through measuring such biological markers as heart-rate and cortisol levels, we can see the strength and resilience of the body being built through these proven methods of stress reduction.
Simply by learning how to control the breath we can also learn to control the mind. Reduce distractions, increase focus, increase creativity, increase health. What happens next is significantly higher productivity and reduced health care costs.
This course will increase your body-mind connection, your body awareness, teach you how to center the mind and relax the body within high-stress moments, teach simple yet powerful sequences that will deeply calm the nervous system and give you better sleep. It will also teach you how to use the breath to reach deep meditative states.
Wonderfully simple under ten minute meditation. Just sit comfortably, tap into your breath, and sink into a peaceful and more focused state.
Body awareness is a powerful tool for living your life more consciously and with intention. When we are more aware of how our body reacts to life, we are better equipped to respond to new experiences and challenges. This begins with body awareness.
According to traditional Chinese philosophy and religion, the Tao is the intuitive knowing of "life" that can only truly be known through actual living experience of one's everyday being. This meditation scrapes that Taoist surface. Moving into a deeper connection with the awareness of one's external and internal body, we learn how to fine-tune the way we are feeling in the moment. A simple, fun and unique meditation.
The way we breath directly affects our heart rate. Considering our heart rate is a direct indicator of our overall health, it would be wise to learn several different ways to nourish our wellbeing with breathwork! This episode covers three simple breathing techniques. A regular, deep and conscious breath; the three part breath; and alternate nostril breathing. All of these breathing styles can be used at any time to calm and renew the body and mind.
The microcosmic orbit is a guided meditation drawing from the Taoist practice of centering awareness on the Chakras. Using breath and specific visualizations, this meditation brings a strong sense of balance into the mind and body.
Feel your endorphin levels rise as you shift out of a stress state and into a more peaceful space. This effective and time efficient guided meditation will quickly redirect the mind to be more focused and calm. Its like a mental massage!
The majority of people engage in shallow breathing all day long, never fully breathing into the diaphragm and lower lungs. Shallow breathing has many negative consequences, such as elevated stress hormones, a more reactive vs responsive state of mind, and decreased levels of oxygen to the brain and muscles. This meditation quickly brings you into a deeper, more nourishing breath. You will feel refreshed and very relaxed, a perfect way to break up the day or prepare for a meeting or big decision!
HOW WE BREATHE IS HOW WE LIVE
Yoga is just conscious breath. Very simple, really.
But the potential in this simplicity is exponentially powerful.
Yoga teaches us that every experience, especially the painful ones, can
lead us to greater happiness & wellbeing.
With a regular practice, we learn that all body types create sacred shapes when focusing on alignment and conscious breath. That slowing down often builds more strength than speed ever could.
IT IS AN HONOR AND MY DEEPEST PASSION TO TEACH YOGA. YOGA IS LOVE, YOGA IS HEALING; YOGA IS MY LIFE. I AM A 200 HOUR RYT WITH YOGA ALLIANCE. MY LOVE OF NATURE AND MOVEMENT HAVE BEEN TRANSFORMATIVE TOOLS DURING SEVERAL TRAUMATIC LIFE EVENTS.
AFTER RECEIVING MY B.A. IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES FROM NEW COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, I HAD A SHORT CAREER WORKING WITH WOMEN EXPERIENCING MEDICAL HAIR LOSS AT 4WOMEN.COM, CEMENTING MY DESIRE TO DEDICATE MY LIFE TO HELPING OTHERS.
I WOULD SAY THAT LIFE WAS A BIGGER DIRECTOR IN THIS REALIZATION THAN MY OWN MIND. 'LIFE' BEING THE BIRTH OF MY BEAUTIFUL SON, DEVASTATING POST-PARTUM DEPRESSION, AND THE YEAR OF 2014. THE YEAR MY BIG BROTHER PASSED AWAY FROM LUNG CANCER AND MY MARRIAGE DISSOLVED.
YOGA CAUGHT ME. HELD ME. ROCKED ME. PUT ME BACK TOGETHER AND SET ME BACK ON MY FEET. I AM WITNESS TO THE INCREDIBLE POTENTIAL WITHIN EACH OF US. WE ONLY HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT IT IS THERE.
YOGA HELPS US REMEMBER, YOGA SHOWS US THE WAY.